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important marriage equality vote coming up in north carolina on tuesday. and the polls show even though it is ahead, it is because there is massive misinformation and we know about that from out here in california, so very, very important to talk about that. ari berman with another terrifying article. [ mysterious music ] >> how about this scary music? [ dramatic music ] >> that's better. mitt romney is surrounded by all of the bush people that still think iraq was a good thing. >> yeah, we need to get back in there and start stirring things up. >> yeah, we need to smack that hornet's nest again. let's stick our hand back in there. and then sexy liberal john fugelsang in hour number three joins live from the new york studio -- >> excuse me he is in phoenix to do his one-man show. >> that's right. >> here is someone that did have a worse morning than we did. i saved this after dealing with -- [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> dealing with old man hartenbalm. >> he really did not appreciate that you called him that. >> i know he called me out on that this morning. >> agenc
north carolina campaign spokesmen. but what joe biden said on meet the press yesterday put marriage equality in the center of the campaign today. >> is that what you believe? >> that's what i believe. >> are you comfortable with same sex marriage now? >> look, i am vice president of the united states of america. the president sets the policy. i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying men, they are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights and liberties. i don't see much of a distinction beyond that. >> in a second term, would this administration come up behind same sex marriage? >> i can't speak to that. i don't know the answer to that. but i can tell you -- >> it sounds like you would like to see it happen. >> the president continues to fight whether it's don't ask don't tell or whether it's making sure across the board that you cannot discriminate. this is evolving. >> evolving is the word president obama used to describe his own feelings at a news conference on the day he signed the repeal of don't ask don't tell. >> my feelings
states, indiana, north carolina, west virginia, taking about 100 delegates. still leaving him about 210 short of the official nomination. in indiana state treasurer richard murdoch bit senator dick lugar 60-40. big win for conservatives and the tea party. murdoch will face democratic challenger representative joe donnelly in november. president obama released a statement praising the long-term republican senator dick lugar last night. praising him specifically for his tendency to reach across the aisle and work with colleagues on a bipartisan basis. for his part lugar himself endorsed the need for more bipartisan in a statement he released after his concession speech last evening. >>> gay rights advocates are going to look up all possible legal and political options to overturn amendment one in north carolina. it did pass 61-39 yesterday. but a poll showed that 46% of voters didn't understand the extent of what they were voting for. in wisconsin, tom barrett will face off against governor scott walker. that recal
make the flintstone sound. >> stephanie: fabulous new tv show in north carolina. >> the handy bigot show starring handy bigot starring virginia fox. brought to you by general fools makers of lack of reason brand. >> andy? andy she was with another woman. aunt bea. come on. >> i saw her at home depot andy. >> aunt bea was a spinster. >> stephanie: she was a lonely old spinster like me. [bell ringing] >> stephanie: oh andy, oh, dear. >> andy was well-groomed. >> stephanie: who was in my pie, andy. >> surprise, surprise, surprise! >> stephanie: oh, dear. well, but you know, this is what we knew the headlines would be this morning. north carolina votes to ban gay marriage, a warning for obama and democrats. >> danger, danger. >> that is better than the robot did in the series. >> you bumbling booby. >> stephanie: we get complacent here in l.a., you know in places where -- >> in cozy little l.a. >> of course everyone agrees with us. >> stephanie: oh, my god. >> good heavens. >> stephanie: i don't talk to
and for joining us tonight. >> thank you. >> when we come back on "the young turks." we have north carolina controversy, the ban on gay marriage and should they move the convention if this happens. >> this is about taking away rights of people. civil rights. this is a big day for north carolina. jennifer granholm is politically direct on current tv. >>the dominoes are starting to fall. (vo) granholm is live in the war room. >> what should women be doing? >> electing women to office. (vo) she's a political trailblazer. >>republicans of course didn't let facts get in the way of spin. >>do it, for america. etch-a-sketch candidate, an image where romney is anti gas. vaccinations save lives. >>we are very committed to the safety of our products. >>but are mandatory shots doing more harm than good? >>i see children injured every day. >>the controversy has gone viral. >>how many are being sacrificed? >>see "the greater good" on current tv. >>and while you watch, join the live chat at current.com/greatergood. >>our system is not working. >>there are always some risks. >>i don't think it's that
donnelly. he's the democrat against whom richard mourdock will be running. in north carolina, the focus is on an amendment to ban gay marriage in the state of north carolina even though it's already banned there. much of the campaign against the anti-gay amendment has focused on the fact that it's language would not just ban marriage rights for same sex couple, it would ban all legal rights for all unmarried couples in the state. there are hundreds of thousands of unmarried couples who have some recognized legal status whether it's around child custody or police and prosecutor being able to protect you against domestic violence. that point about unmarried couples who aren't gay, that point said the anti-gay amendment will hurt them in north carolina by making the state an unattractive place to recruit top talent to work, those arguments and not the gay rights arguments were the focus of this robo call from bill clinton. >> i'm calling to urge you to vote against amendment one. if it passes it won't change north carolina's law on marriage. what it will change is north carolina's ability
have north carolina controversy, the ban on gay marriage and should they move the convention if this happens. >> this is about taking away rights of people. jennifer granholm is politically direct on current tv. >>the dominoes are starting to fall. (vo) granholm is live in the war room. >> what should women be doing? >> electing women to office. (vo) she's a political trailblazer. >>republicans of course didn't let facts get in the way of spin. >>do it, for america. i look at her, and i just want to give her everything. yeah you -- you know, everything can cost upwards of...[ whistles ] i did not want to think about that. relax, relax, relax. look at me, look at me. three words, dad -- e-trade financial consultants. so i can just go talk to 'em? just walk right in and talk to 'em. dude those guys are pros. they'll hook you up with a solid plan. they'll -- wa-- wa-- wait a minute. bobby? bobby! what are you doing, man? i'm speed dating! [ male announcer ] get investing advice for your family at e-trade. [ dennis ] switch to allstate. their claim service is
the north carolina votes would question in favor of the ban on same-sex marriage and knew somebody would have to say something i don't known the president was going to come out before the election, but with north carolina banning marriage equality essentially and then the democratic party and the president knowing that the convention is going to be held in north carolina. they already have labor leaders pissed off about having the convention in a right to work state. they can't have two core groups mad at them. >> i wrote something, and i says president obama supports same-sex marriage. i believe it in my heart. i can't prove it, but i thb is the case. three minutes later, the abc interview came out and i had to go and revise my article. i didn't think he was going to come out and say it this soon. i'm glad he did. i think they realized consequences aren't going to be that dire. 57% of independents support same-sex marriage. and black people, not supporting barack obama because of this issue? that's a pipe dream. there has never been a single black candidate, elected official, lost offic
the in the swing states. >>neil: now, last go around the president won in north carolina and virginia and indiana and he was trailing prior to this shift. and virginia, maybe not so close, but, i would imagine that he now has to look, unless something changes, he has to look for electoral vote alternatives from the three states because many would argue this decision has torpedoed >>guest: that is a fair statement to make going back to north carolina vote. and, there are other issues thrown in here, the economy. it is the polls showing the swing state voters are not so keen on president obama and how he handled the who in states like ohio, and north carolina, and virginia, and you throw this in here and his support for same-sex marriage and those voters are saying, what else do i have to go on with the president? why vote for him and romney comes in and can sell himself on not supporting same-sex marriage and north carolina grows. and have economic solutions to the problems they are facing. >>neil: thank you. we will talk to mom about this very issue tomorrow. the republican likely standard bearer
on gay marriage as north carolina voters weigh in on a gay marriage ban today. will tar heels follow california's example or arizona's? plus -- plame blame it on tea parter fervor or washington -- dick lugar's career is likely coming to an end. another sign washington is undergoing profound change. >>> and the cia says it foil add frightening plot by al qaeda to bomb a schedule airliner with an upgraded version of the underwear bomb that may have made it through security. proof the terror network isn't dead yet. good morning from washington. it's tuesday, may 8, 2012. this is the "daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. a huge day in politics. lots of huge news. we're going to get to the latest on the thwarted terror plot in a moment. first, let's get right to my first political reads of the morning. so if it's tuesday, you know how i feel? somebody's voting somewhere. today we're watching places all over the country, ballots in indiana, north carolina and wisconsin. in particular, when the polls close today we'll learn whether north carolina follows california's lead. offered banning gay ma
constituency? this as north carolina votes today on defining marriage as being only between a man and a woman. >>> and the scramble to find out what al qaeda is up to in the wake of a yemen plot to blow up planes in the u.s. using a device undetectable by those airport security scanners. what it means for flyers here at home. >>> and astounding new statistics on obesity in america, the price tag in terms of health costs staggering. >>> hi, everybody. i'm thomas roberts. a lot on the agenda this morning. we get straight to it. now that he's off the campaign trail, it appears that rick santorum is a late-night kind of guy. his first appearance since endorsing former rival mitt romney will be later today on "the tonight show" with jay leno. santorum's written endorsement was also released while many of you are probably sleeping. he didn't get to the actual endorsement part until paragraph 13. in that part he wrote, above all else, we both agree that president obama must be defeated, the task will not be easy, it will require all hands on deck if our moum is to be victorious. joining me for today
't. last night in north carolina republicans turned out in full force to vote for the state's ban on gay marriage. that ban was expected to pass but it passed with a whopping 61 percent of the vote. democrats were pressing president obama to do what in other president has done before. and that is backing gay marriage. now context. tonight, the president is at an event on the west coast with a lot of gay marriage undertones. there is another fundraiser tomorrow. with risky -- ricky martin tomorrow. and now the president was under a great deal of pressure. many political analysts, on his side, and the other, have said there is no way the president is really still evolving, the president is as many put it, too smart to still be stuck in that reality. and now ed, thethe analyst a ne presiden spoken. >>reporter: he spoke to abc. we reported at 1:00 o'clock, first, that i had a senior democratic advisor saying the president would make news and not rehash his old statement about evolving. he said on the interview that he thought gays and lesbians should be fairly and equally but always thought
about north carolina voting today on amendment one. that defines marriage between a man and a woman. the president hasn't taken a firm stance on marriage equality. but he has come out against amendment one. if the president does voice support of marriage equality, does he risk alienating voters in key battleground states like north carolina, florida, virginia? >> yes, he does. that's the political calculation here. i would agree with my friend jonathan capehart on the substance of it in terms of what the president should do. we all know where he stands. this idea floating around washington that the president is going to come out for supporting gay marriage after the election is just inane. people looking for principle leadership, if it's a part of your core, we expect you to stand firm in it, regardless of what the polls say or how a particular group in a battleground state may interpret it. the reality is right now, the country is looking for principled leadership as much as people want to jam up mitt romney on what happened in that little moment yesterday with the voter, the same
addresses from colleges in north carolina and pennsylvania. first michelle obama and cia director david petraeus. the first lady gave commencement speeches at three colleges this month. one of them was at north carolina agricultural university in greensboro. her speech is about 25 minutes. [applause] >> good morning, everyone. rest yourselves. let me thank chancellor martin for that kind introduction. i also want to thank everyone from the board of governors, the board of trustees and the faculty and all of the staff who have worked so hard on this event and making you the men and women that you are. i also have to thank the university choir. you all are amazing. as the chancellor said, you are becoming regulars at the white house. that is a good thing, singing at our black history month events for the last few years. it is amazing to hear those voices pouring in the white house. it is a pleasure to hear your beautiful music here today. of course, i want to join in on banking be folks who made this day possible -- thanking the folks who made this day possible, the people who have been w
activist art pope. north carolina's holding its "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: good morning. here are your headlines. in france, voters have ousted nicolas sarkozy. in u.s. politics, a new poll shows president obama and mitt romney essentially even in a dozen key battleground states. congress is back in session this week. today, a house committee will take up a bill that would replace the automatic cuts from the 2011 budget control act. we want to know how confident you are that congress will eventually make the cuts they have promised to lower the deficit. give us a call. the number to call for our democrat line is 202-737-0001. the number to call for our republican line is 202-737-0002. the number to call for our independent line is 202-628- 0205. you can also catch up with us on all social media platforms by sending us a tweet. or by sending us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. a very good morning to you. we want to start with that story we were talking about from "the washington post." the headline, "u.s. freeze high level detainee's." we will get to more on that story in a
hours after north carolina voters who supported him four years ago overwhelmingly rejected gay marriage. president obama said he is in favor of it becoming legal. it ends years of the equivocation on the divisive subject. chief white house correspondent ed henry broke the story on fox earlier today. >> the president said he was careful to stress it's personal view and he will let the states decide. they may upset some in the party that want federal action. senior officials say they planned to announce it before the democratic convention. the vice president with his comments sped that timetable up, prompting a last-minute interview with "good morning america's" robin roberts. >> when i think about members of my own staff, who are incredibly commitment in monogamous relationships, raiding kids together, same-sex relationships it's for me to affirm that i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> a reversal more than a year in the making. >> my feelings about this are evolving. it struggle with this. >> he said the baseline was allowing civil unions so same-sex coup
seeing even what's happening in north carolina right now is it smart politically for the president to let them turn this election into a referendum on gay marriage? >> no. that's a narrative he can't let get away from him like kerry did. that's what kerry -- he also got -- i don't want to say gay married because he didn't. >> stephanie: i know we're farther ahead on the issue. i remember chris and jim saying that. oh, boy, i wish they hadn't brought that up now. >>they got all of the marriage amendments on the ballot in 2004. that's one of the things that did kerry in. >> stephanie: i do think we've progressed on the issue but again, it can't be said enough that we have made more progress on gay rights than every other president combined. i just -- when i look at what's happening in north carolina, when i look at what happened out here rude, we didn't think in california prop eight was going to pass. i gotta say right now i'm hoping that doesn't happen tomorrow but right now the gay bashing a
contested states this fall. >> never has north carolina loomed so large in presidential politics. in 2008. senator obama carried the tar heel state and 15 electoral votes by .4%, fewer than 14,000 votes. four years later the state's population of the registered voters between 18 and 25 has plunged by nearly 50,000. with more than 80% of the vanished voters registered democrats. >> while the nation's unemployment rate stands at # .2%, at no time in the obama presidency has north carolina's jobless rate dipped below #.5% -- 9.5%. in 35 of the 3 months that obama has been in the oval office, north carolina jobless rate stood above 10 or 11%. on a visit to metal works in charlotte, presumptive g.o.p. nominee mitt romney sought to stoke the discontent. >> the recovery has been the slowest, most tepid since hoover. it's that way because president policy has not encouraged the policy to grow. they scare the dickens out of banks and scare the dickens out of insurance companies a scared employees in manufacturing sector. >> they might respond to the endorsement of gay marriage by obama coming waun
prescribed was oxycodene. >> the couple is accused of taking the teenager from north carolina and bringing to their home in tparkville. >> the couple met the north carolina a teenager online and brought her back to their home. ticos objected to being involved in sexual acts. sexual images were produced. >> john blaes and margaret jones are accused of luring a 15-year- old girl from north carolina and a closed, that, and took care of her from july-november of last year. >> they treat the children to the best they can do so the children remains beholden to the process, so that at some point they feel they are complex up with it. >> at one point, they even took the girl to see their mother. the mother reported the information to police who of us do it -- eventually arrested them last november. child psychologist said she lacked the emotional development to know better. this is white adolescents cannot make decisions for themselves without the parents' approval and consent. >> that is why officials say it is so important for parents to keep an open dialogue with their children. to go when they
joe johns is in the courtroom. he's outside the courtroom in greensboro, north carolina. we have our jeffrey toobin, senior legal analyst, helping us along, along with ray lynn johnson and as well as our own sun yib hostin who has been good enough to join us. joe, first to you. it's hard to do it quickly, i know, and briefly. bring our viewers up to speed what we know right now and what we're waiting for. >> reporter: what we know is this is a six-count indictment against john edwards and the jury has indicated to the judge in the courtroom that they have reached a verdict on count three of that six-count indictment. that count three relates to a charge of accepting illegal campaign donations in the year 2008 from rachel "bunny" mellon, a 101-year-old woman who lives in upperville, virginia, very rich, it's right outside of middleburg, virginia, and she had taken upon herself to give jon edwards several hundred thousand dollars which according to one of her friends was griffin for a personal reason, though the prosecution has always contended that john edwards and others knew thi
's not popular in swing states and could turn people off, specifically in north carolina and virginia? >> that is the impression that he's given a lot of people. and i think that's the damaging aspect of this whole episode is that in having other members of the administration be further out front on this issue than the president is willing to be and portraying this as a process of evolution that seems to have no end point or in which there are no updates, a sort of static point in the evolution process, he really is promoting an image of himself as politically calculating and overly cautious. that, i think, is the problem with this whole episode for the white house and why they have sort of scrambled to put it to rest. >> ezra, has the administration's own track record on gay rights made it more difficult to support gay marriage right now? >> i think it's made it more difficult for the president to oppose gay marriage right now. they've been pretty forward on most gay rights issues. yes, we think gay people should have every single right that everybody else has and clearly what is it,
of charlotte, north carolina, anthony foxx as c-span continues his bus tour across the state. this weekend on c-span 2 and c-span 3, we continue our look at oklahoma city history. we'll be joined by journalists and have highlights of our coverage from -- that we taped earlier this spring, video journalists speaking to authors and historians about oklahoma city history and again, that will be showcased on c-span 2 and c-span 3. a reminder, tom brokaw joining us on book tv starting at 9:00 eastern, three hours in depth including his best selling book "the greatest generation" that's coming up today here on the c-span networks. we're going to take a short break and come back in a moment. host: joining us from harvard is trey grayson, the director of politics a study looking at young people in 2012. thank you for being with us. guest: good morning, steve, glad to be here. host: as you look at this study and look specifically at where young people are and where they were in 2008 when they overwhelmingly supported the president in his election efforts, where are they today in 2012? guest: the preside
north carolina, voters overwhelm league approved an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman only. the amendment not only bans same-sex marriages, it also means civil unions and other domestic partnerships will no longer be recognized by the state. >> so legalso california is poi pass a first of its kind ban on a controversial therapy aimed at turning gay people straight. and now supporters say such treatments are not effective and potentially harmful even. critics argue the ban would interfere with the rights of parents to seek whatever therapy they deem appropriate for their own children. very interesting. you have to wonder, too, has the north carolina vote generated the social conservatives in that state who may come november, come out big time for mitt romney as opposed to the president. so the democratic party watching, i think, north carolina, very carefully. >> he had north carolina last time around. >> barely, but had it. we'll see how that plays out. >>> the defense in the john edwards case is gearing up for its own pres
in north carolina. thirty states constitutions of their states gay people don't have a right to marry. there's a culture war waged. as much as i think president obama did make a courageous move, there's still a lot of work to be done. >> megan, you make a great point here. karen i want to throw this out to you. we talk about the roll of african-americans and what they played in the roll of passing in north carolina, the voting there two to one to put the wording into the constitution of north carolina that marriage is between one man and one woman. you have family there, encouraged them to get out and defeat this. you also talked about the fact interracial marriage was outlawed in north carolina. do you think the president's decision is going to affect african-american turnout in those states like north carolina where he won 95% of the black vote back in '08. >> i think african-americans are going to -- even those who may disagree with the president on this issue and frankly any voter who disagrees with the president on this issue, i think at the end of the day they will respect the f
the presumtive republican nominee. >>> and we'll talk to north carolina governor bef purdue who is waging a one woman campaign against gop extremism. and the state's new anti-gay initiative on the ballot today. >>> plus, nobel prize winning economist paul krugman says the solution to our financial crisis is in reach and incredibly simple. i'll ask him about it when we joins me here live. you're watching "politicsnation" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] this is genco services -- mcallen, texas. in here, heavy rental equipment in the middle of nowhere, is always headed somewhere. to give it a sense of direction, at&t created a mobile asset solution to protect and track everything. so every piece of equipment knows where it is, how it's doing or where it goes next. ♪ this is the bell on the cat. [ male announcer ] it's a network of possibilities -- helping you do what you do... even better. ♪ that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm. for half the calories plus veggie nutrition. could've had a v8. >>> north carolina republicans have been pushing one extreme bill after another. photo id, abortion res
this september. it may be one of the very few bright spots for democrats in north carolina. today we are taking a deep dive into the tar heel state. >> i love north carolina. i do. every time i come down to this state i just love it that much more. >> president obama had good reason to love north carolina in 2008 when he picked up a narrow victory. for the democrats it has been all down hill since then. take beverly purdue also elected in 2008. she became so unpopular she decided not to run for reelection. in the midst of her first term republicans gained the majority for the first time in 140 years. while the gop has gained strength democrats are facing an embarrassing scandal. two weeks ago the state party executive director quit among allegations he sexually harassed a former staffer. even governor purdue has called on him to resign. the guy was holding himself in a hotel for a while. democrats are also facing political problems. its jobless rate of 9.7% is higher than every state except for nevada, rhode island and california. put the politics and economy together to see why it will be a li
just yet but his reaction to results out of north carolina yesterday may reveal more about which direction his re-election campaign will take. voters in north carolina approved a constitutional amendment yesterday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. north carolina is the 30th state to adopt a ban. up official returns show it passed with about 61% of the vote. president obama's campaign says he is disappointed with the passing of the amendment which also eliminates other domestic unions from carrying legal status. along with north carolina, primaries were held in west virginia and indiana tuesday and there is another indication of what could happen in november coming out of indiana. senator dick luger lost yesterday's gop primary. voters chose tea party candidate richard murdoch. democrats were actually hoping for murdoch's win. luger has been a mainstay in congress for four decades. democrats are fighting to maintain power in the senate this fall. mitt romney won all three presidential primaries yesterday. romney picked up more than 63 delegates from in
in north carolina didn't get that big, fat, whopping memo that voters sent them last night when they overwhelmingly approved defining marriage as being only between a man and a woman. the vote putting president obama and the democrats between a rock and a hard place as lgbt activists demand the president speak out now. >> this is about civil rights, it's about taking away rights. they've messed around in our bedrooms and our classrooms. the people of north carolina, i hope, are sick up. >> he should man up and say, this is what i believe. >> this is a chance for him to step forward at a point where it could make a difference. >> this is the question, who do you love? >> starting today, same-sex couples will be lining up to ask for marriage licenses in counties across north carolina. in fact, two demonstrators have already been arrested in asheville after they showed up demanding the right to wed. protesters hoping to spread the campaign to eight counties by the week's end. if you look at the breakdown from the vote, it's telling where the battle lines are drawn. urban cities wit
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